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TOUR422 Tourism and Global Environmental Change

Introduction to tourism and business management in relation to nationally and globally significant natural resources and environments. Critical engagement with the local, national and global environmental issues associated with the development of tourism.

TOUR 422 addresses the unique challenges associated with sustainable tourism development in natural areas. It is set within the context of global environmental change and the challenges of sustainable development in neoliberal capitalist economies. TOUR 422 reflects the substantial growth of interest in the management of natural areas in New Zealand and internationally.

TOUR 422 addresses tourism policy, planning and practice in the natural world as it relates to the global (macro), national (meso) and regional/local (micro) levels of analysis. This is a research-informed paper that brings together conceptual and empirical research in combination with in-class and field-based discussions of key issues in tourism and the natural world.

Paper title Tourism and Global Environmental Change
Paper code TOUR422
Subject Tourism
EFTS 0.1667
Points 20 points
Teaching period Second Semester
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $1,037.87
International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.

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Notes
May not be credited together with TOUR 421 passed in 2014 or 2015.
Contact
Department of Tourism, tourism@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff
Professor James Higham
Paper Structure
Topics:
  • Part 1: Introduction and theoretical context
  • Part 2: Global scale of analysis
  • Part 3: Meso (national) scale analyses
  • Part 4: Micro (local) impacts and site management
Teaching Arrangements
The paper is delivered in four parts. Each part is informed by set key readings, lecture material, field trips (out of class learning) and enquiry/discussion sessions.

The course delivery, which takes place in the first half of the semester, is integrated with the assessment programme, which is the major focus of the latter part of the semester.
Textbooks
A range of texts is recommended to students rather than a required textbook.

This is a paper that is informed primarily by published conceptual and empirical papers, which are outlined in course reading lists and made available to students online.
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Ethics, Global perspective, Interdisciplinary perspective, Research, Scholarship, Communication, Self-motivation, Lifelong learning.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
Students who successfully complete the paper should be able to
  • Recognise the main theoretical issues associated with the notion of nature and the natural world, in particular the concept of wilderness, and the tensions these issues present for tourism
  • Recognise the significance of settings designated as wilderness as locations of tourism activity, in particular national parks, marine reserves and other protected areas
  • Critically appreciate the legislative and management frameworks relating to the natural world, particularly wilderness and marine tourism, and especially the processes that occur within these frameworks
  • Engage with the process of rewilding and its implications for the production, management and experience of the natural world, specifically within the emerging phenomenon of the ecocity
  • Understand the importance of scale in the management of nature-based tourism

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Timetable

Second Semester

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Blackboard

Lecture

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
L1 Monday 09:00-13:50 39
Monday 11:00-11:50 28-34, 36-38, 40-41
Monday 13:00-14:50 28-34, 36-38, 40-41
Tuesday 10:00-11:50 28-34, 36-38, 40-41
Tuesday 13:00-14:50 28-34, 36-38, 40-41

Introduction to tourism and business management in relation to nationally and globally significant natural resources and environments. Critical engagement with the local, national and global environmental issues associated with the development of tourism.

TOUR 422 addresses the unique challenges associated with sustainable tourism development in relation to global environmental change. It is set within the broad context of sustainable development in neoliberal capitalist economies. TOUR 422 reflects the substantial growth of interest in the protection of the natural world and the management of natural areas in New Zealand and internationally.TOUR 422 addresses tourism policy, planning and practice in the natural world as it relates to the global (macro), national (meso) and regional/local (micro) levels of analysis. This is a research-informed paper that brings together conceptual and empirical research in combination with in-class and field-based discussions of key issues in tourism and the natural world.

Paper title Tourism and Global Environmental Change
Paper code TOUR422
Subject Tourism
EFTS 0.1667
Points 20 points
Teaching period Second Semester
Domestic Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for 2018 have not yet been set
International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.

^ Top of page

Notes
May not be credited together with TOUR 421 passed in 2014 or 2015.
Contact
Department of Tourism, tourism@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff
Professor James Higham
Paper Structure
Topics:
  • Part 1: Introduction and theoretical context
  • Part 2: Global scale of analysis
  • Part 3: Meso (national) scale analyses
  • Part 4: Micro (local) impacts and site management
Teaching Arrangements
The paper is delivered in four parts. Each part is informed by set key readings, lecture material, field trips (out of class learning) and enquiry/discussion sessions.

The course delivery, which takes place in the first half of the semester, is integrated with the assessment programme, which is the major focus of the latter part of the semester.
Textbooks
A range of texts is recommended to students rather than a required textbook.

This is a paper that is informed primarily by published conceptual and empirical papers, which are outlined in course reading lists and made available to students online.
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Ethics, Global perspective, Interdisciplinary perspective, Research, Scholarship, Communication, Self-motivation, Lifelong learning.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
Students who successfully complete the paper should be able to
  • Recognise the main theoretical issues associated with the notion of nature and the natural world, in particular the concept of wilderness, and the tensions these issues present for tourism
  • Recognise the significance of settings designated as wilderness as locations of tourism activity, in particular national parks, marine reserves and other protected areas
  • Critically appreciate the legislative and management frameworks relating to the natural world, particularly wilderness and marine tourism, and especially the processes that occur within these frameworks
  • Engage with the process of rewilding and its implications for the production, management and experience of the natural world, specifically within the emerging phenomenon of the ecocity
  • Understand the importance of scale in the management of nature-based tourism
Course outline
The Course Outline will be available on Blackboard at the start of the course.

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Timetable

Second Semester

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Blackboard

Lecture

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
L1 Monday 10:00-13:50 39
Monday 11:00-11:50 28-34, 36-38, 40-41
Monday 13:00-14:50 28-34, 36-38, 40-41
Tuesday 10:00-11:50 28-34, 36-38, 40-41
Tuesday 10:00-13:50 39
Tuesday 13:00-14:50 28-34, 36-38, 40-41